Car Brake Repair Service Tips

Car Brake Repair Service in Melbourne

brake-serviceCar brake repair service is crucial because over time these parts wear out, causing dangerous safety hazards. If your vehicle is not equipped with warning lights to take notice if your brakes start to squeal, grind, slip or feel loose when you engage, these are warning signs that car brake repair service is needed.

Regular brake repair is an imperative when it comes to maintenance tune-ups and the upkeep of your car. Quality car brake repair service is the best way to ensure these faulty brakes don’t lead to other damage or worst.

Some common things to look for that will indicate the need for brake service sound like squealing, screeching, and grinding – anything that sounds like metal and metal. Regular oil and filter changes, PA inspections and emissions testing, and tire and brake service are the things you need to do to ensure that your vehicle is safe, reliable and running at its optimum performance level.

Check out this video on the basics of brake service.

Keep the Brakes working like New

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With owning a vehicle, you will want it to be in the best condition possible. This includes bringing the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. The brakes on your car are highly important to your safety as you are driving. The more often you are repairing or replacing the small components of your brakes, the more common it is that you will run into fewer problems with your overall braking system. If you notice an issue with the brakes while you are driving, make sure to schedule an appointment to bring the vehicle in. This can include any odd noises they make, if the brake pedal vibrates when you apply it, or if the vehicle pulls in one direction or the other when you use the brakes.

 

Knowing when to replace the brakes can be determined by how you drive. If you brake more often, you will wear out their brake pads faster. Make sure to inspect everything and you can replace the inexpensive brake pads rather than causing damage to the rest of the braking system. If you notice any noises, it could mean the brake pads are worn and are starting to cause friction with the brake rotors. Over time, the brake rotors will start to wear out.

 

As the brakes are applied, the brake pads will rub against the brake rotor to slow the vehicle down. If any parts are rusty, cracked, or worn out, they should be replaced as soon as possible so that the brakes work more efficiently. If you feel any vibrations when you apply the brake pedal, it could mean that the brake rotors are warped and should be replaced so further damage is not done.

 

If you ever notice an issue with the brake system, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. This way we can inspect the brake line, brake rotors, and brake pads to ensure they are operating at top performance levels. Having the brakes inspected will help you to improve the safety when you drive.

Whether you’re looking to get some major repairs done or just need a check-up, our brake service is fully equipped with the highest quality equipment for automotive brake repair, so you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your brakes are in good hands. We understand that brake repair is a service you simply can’t skimp on, so we keep our rates reasonable while offering the professional repair work you deserve.

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How Paintless Dent Removal Can Save You Money

What Is Paintless Dent Is All About? Paintless dent is done by the use of specialized tools designed to push the metal back in place. It might be cheaper to get a new bonnet, paintless dent is not cheap and does still require sanding and painting. Paintless dent is a great alternative to normal body shop repairs as it can be much cheaper and repairs can usually be repaired in a couple hours. 

How Paintless Dent Removal Can Save Thousands at the Body Shop

Has a shopping cart put a small dent in you fender?  Did a selfish driver park too close and ding your door when they opened theirs?  Here is how paintless dent removal (PDR) can take those dents out affordably, quickly, and without having to have the car visit the spray booth.

Modern bodywork is insanely expensive. Environmental regulations have required body shops to invest hundreds of thousands in equipment, and the paint itself can cost hundreds for just a pint. Depending on your insurance, you’ll probably invest at least $500 of your own cash before insurance even kicks in, and then when it does, you’ve got a dirty Carfax to contend with. A simple claim to fix a few parking lot dents can cost you thousands when you add up the deductible and the decreased value of a car without a clean vehicle history report.

But there’s a way around it.

Small dents and dings are a nuisance.  They don’t change the car’s safety at all.  However, car nuts like us hate to see them on our otherwise perfect car.  One option for dents and dingsfrom door strikes and other similar bumps is paintless dent removal.  Your car dealer likely does this on-site themselves, or they contract with a local independent company who comes to the dealership to do the work.  Any autobody shop can also set you up with an on-site appointment.

The technology is very interesting.  Larger dents and those with seams or creases are repaired from the inside of the panel.  The technician carefullycremoves a bit of your interior and then uses special pry bars and rubbing bars to work inside the panel.  The tools are used to smooth the metal from the inside out.  Critical to the method are mirrors and lights the technician uses to reveal the dent so it can be worked on.  Done right, many repairs don’t require any re-painting.  In some cases a small bit of touch-up paint may be needed.  In many cases, the dent disappears, or is made significantly better. Read full story here

Complete paint jobs to touch-up work, our experts at Paintless Dent Removal Melbourne are experienced to provide your vehicle with a professionally painted finish.

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PDR: Not just for hail damage

Paintless Dent Repair can sure one of the most frustrating things about driving in a big city is parking your car then returning to find a minor dent or ding from a shopping cart, bicycle or a careless driver. Value retention – Compared to traditional repairs that require the use of body filler and repainting damaged areas, paintless dent repair can help maintain your vehicle’s value. Even more importantly, high quality paintless dent repair can help maximize the resale value of your car, truck, or SUV by avoiding the need for auto body repair or paint refinishing.

Paintless Dent Repair: Not just for hail damage

Finding small dents in your car can be incredibly frustrating. Taking it in for a repair at an auto body shop and contacting your insurance company seems like a hassle, since you can still operate the vehicle.

You may be concerned about repair costs, or increases in your insurance premiums. However, there is an inexpensive option known as paintless dent repair (PDR). While PDR is often used for hail damage, it can also be used for large and small dents anywhere on your car’s paint surface. Furthermore, it leaves the paint job on your car intact, so you don’t have to worry about panels appearing mismatched after the repair. This process maintains the original paint and parts which, in turn, minimizes costs while helping your car retain its value for potential resale.

Not all shops offer PDR in-house, as it is a specialized repair process and requires technical training. If you live in an area prone to hailstorms, you can locate an auto body shop that offers PDR near you before a storm hits.

Paintless Dent Repair are more widely used and is fast becoming the people’s first choice when car body repairs are required. Like any kind of vehicle maintenance or auto body work, paintless dent repair can be handled by a professional, or even performed yourself at home.

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Pros & Cons Paintless Dent Repair

Paintless Dent Repair is the art of manipulating the metal in and around a dent back into shape with out having to bondo and paint the dent. Because there is no bondo, sanding or paint involved, Paintless Dent Repair is both cheaper than traditional body shop repairs as well as being environmentally friendly. PDR is the perfect solution for these small dings in your bodywork, as it is far cheaper than regular body shop repairs, meaning you can still make a significant profit when it comes to selling.

The Pros & Cons of In-House Paintless Dent Repair

paintless dent removal melbournePaintless dent repair is a repair option worth considering for auto body shop managers. Whether or not your shop is in an area that gets hit regularly by hailstorms, PDR is a relatively inexpensive way of repairing dents in vehicles. While it is likely that your future and existing customers will appreciate a less expensive option to repair dents, it is important for collision repair shops to evaluate their own cost benefit of setting up PDR in-house.

The major factors in considering setting up PDR in a body shop include:

  • Access to a PDR-trained technician
  • Owning the correct PDR equipment
  • Having a well-lit space specifically for PDR repairs in the shop
  • The amount of jobs that could use PDR

In many cases, it boils down to the last point — demand. If hailstorms rarely occur in your area, your shop may specialize in other repairs. It may even make more sense to outsource PDR to another company, in which case will need to consider the cost of transporting cars offsite.

Overall, setting up PDR in your shop can attract a lot of customers. Here at Carwise, your body shop’s profile page can indicate whether or not you offer PDR to those in your area requiring PDR services. Weigh your options, and consider if PDR is right for your shop.

The professionals at Paintless Dent Repair Melbourne are ready to assist you with everything from paintless dent removal to more serious accident damage.

 

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What is Paintless Dent Removal?

Paintless dent removal is a process that allows us to remove dents, dings, and other body blemishes without the need for paint or body fillers typically used by traditional body shops. Paintless dent removal is a simple and affordable solution to what can be a very frustrating problem. Paintless dent removal can be accomplished more […]

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9 Ways to Ruin Your Car Paint Without Knowing It

The following is an excellent article describing some important aspects of correct car paint protective measures you can take.  Many of us usually sit by and watch the paintwork deteriorate over time and this does not have to be the case.  Read the following article to get the lowdown on this topic from our good […]

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